Announcing the Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Low Vision Rehabilitation Study Group

Zoom Meeting 2/6/21: Announcing the Sixteenth Annual Meeting Low Vision Rehabilitation Study Group

Past Event Date: 


Dr. Donald Fletcher and guest


Don Fletcher, Ron Cole, Gus Colenbrander, Tiffany Chan, and Annemarie Rossi

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Announcing the Sixteenth Annual Meeting 

Low Vision Rehabilitation Study Group 

(but the first and hopefully last virtual format) 



Purpose:  An informal gathering of clinicians/clinical researchers in low vision rehab 

  • Discuss problem cases 
  • Share techniques 
  • Brainstorm ideas for new treatments or investigations 
  • Enjoy collegiality 

Location:  the easy chair at your house 

  • Hosted by: Don Fletcher, Ron Cole, Gus Colenbrander, Tiffany Chan, and Annemarie Rossi 
  • Sponsored by: Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute (SKERI) and CPMC Dept. of Ophthalmology 

Dates:  Feb 6 and Feb 12, 2021 

  • Saturday Feb 6 from 9 AM to 12 noon Pacific Time 
    • Clinical focus zoom meeting 
  • Friday Feb 12 from 1 PM to 4 PM Pacific Time 
    • Research focus zoom meeting 

Who is Invited: 

  • Anyone actively involved in vision rehabilitation 
  • NOT newcomers wanting to get started  (sorry – get your feet wet then join us)

Registration Fee:  NONE (zero, no charge, $0.00 - what a deal!) 

  • Contact Don Fletcher at to save a spot

Attire:  Something nice enough to turn the zoom camera on 

Format:  Informal 

  • No invited speakers 
  • Bring a case or technique to discuss 
  • No set agenda – we will divide the time between all comers 
  • If time allows, we can discuss and solve all the problems facing the field 

Promise:  We won’t always agree but we’ll have a good time as a group that has a common interest/passion. 

Donald C. Fletcher MD

Improving Zoom accessibility for people with hearing impairments 

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